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MEA Flying To GRU (Sao Paulo)

Sun Jun 16, 2002 5:26 am

Yesterday I was looking at some pictures of aircraft at GRU airport, Sao Paulo, Brasil. One of them was of a MEA B747-200 and the caption underneath suggested that the aircraft was on a regular service from Beirut to Sao Paulo.

Could anyone give any information on this service? Perhaps why it was operated (I don't know, I am guessing that Brasil had economic ties with Lebanon).

Thanks for any help
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RE: MEA Flying To GRU (Sao Paulo)

Sun Jun 16, 2002 5:30 am

MEA does not fly to GRU anymore. They used to fly to GRU because there is a large Lebanese/Arab population in Sao Paulo.
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RE: MEA Flying To GRU (Sao Paulo)

Sun Jun 16, 2002 5:38 am

Where did the flight stop or was it non-stop from BEY?
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RE: MEA Flying To GRU (Sao Paulo)

Sun Jun 16, 2002 5:43 am

About 8 million Lebanese people live in Brazil. MEA used to fly there, as well as SYD and some other places, but they've stopped the flights.
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RE: MEA Flying To GRU (Sao Paulo)

Sun Jun 16, 2002 5:45 am

didnt the flights use to operate Beirut-Abidjan or Dakar-Sao Paulo??


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RE: MEA Flying To GRU (Sao Paulo)

Sun Jun 16, 2002 5:48 am

the stop was at abidjan. They stpoed this flight when they took out the 747's of the fleet in 1997.
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RE: MEA Flying To GRU (Sao Paulo)

Sun Jun 16, 2002 5:49 am

MEA operated the Boeing 747-2B4BM reg#N204AE; Just arrived from Beirut
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